Monday, February 09, 2009

So I was lucky enough to reach Brooklyn Vs. Baltimore the other week. Awesome show.
Whilst there I picked up the new These Are Powers lp 'All Aboard Future' (due 17th February on Dead Oceans) and it's pretty special.

Was surprised to hear they've now embraced all manor of electronics into the music but it's still as unhinged as ever. More experimental than on previous releases, the album stretches them way beyond the 'ghost-punk' tag and with huge success.
The last two songs especially are as far removed from each other as you can get. 'Sand Tassels' is downbeat basement lonely melancholia whereas 'Blue Healer' ends the set with such jumbled joy.
Huge smiles.

Their live show is spectacular. Check here for tour dates.


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